Clemson is arguably the hottest team in the country now. To say a lot has changed in the last two months might be an understatement. Looking back, you might say that Coastal Carolina played a part in the Tiger’s success.
Coastal Carolina and Clemson played each other in a midweek game on April 5. Clemson was 14-12 and had just been swept by UNC. The weekend prior they lost a series to NC State. The Tigers were not a top 10 team at that time.
Coastal, on the other hand, had just swept archrival Liberty. The Chanticleers were 18-10 but seemed to have turned the corner. They were playing good baseball.
Clemson won that game in 10 innings. They scored one in the ninth to send it to extra innings and one in the tenth to win it.
Obviously both teams wanted the win. In a way though, you could say that Clemson needed it more that Coastal. The Tigers have not lost a series since that game.
Here we are two months later. Both teams are playing well. The question is which team wants it more today?